Vancouver Farmers Market: Heirloom Tomatoes

I love buying tomatoes at the farmers market. Yeah, they sometimes cost more than tomatoes at the supermarket or local grocer, but not too much more. And these heirloom tomatoes are homegrown, with varieties of distinctive taste, texture, and colour that no storebought tomato can match.

~ lovely striped beauties fresh from the Vancouver Farmers Market ~

Homegrown Tomatoes by Guy Clark

Ain’t nothin’ in the world that I like better
than bacon and lettuce and homegrown tomatoes…

Plant ’em in the Spring, eat’em in the Summer
All Winter without ’em’s a culinary bummer…

Only two things that money can’t buy
that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes.

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There are tomatoes for every taste: dense flavourful plum tomatoes that are excellent for sauces, as well as big juicy red, yellow, orange tomatoes that make the perfect slice for a BLT. There are citrusy tomatoes that add zing to your salads, and tiny pop-em-in-your-mouth-like-candy  tomatoes that taste like sunshine.

Look for homegrown/heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market [Vancouver].
Better yet, grow your own: Heirloom Tomato Seeds from Victoria.

For more farmers market goodies, see also:

To Market and Home Again ~ Sunday Morning Market Fare ~ Farmers Market Feast

Leaving a comment? I’m curious… how do you like your tomatoes?


3 responses to “Vancouver Farmers Market: Heirloom Tomatoes

  1. They cost more, but they’re so good. So sweet! Cherry tomatoes are fun too because they’re also sweet but easy to pop into your mouth.

    • curiousdomestic

      Agreed! Sometimes we snack on them like candy. Cherry tomatoes are so easy to grow on a patio, even from seed. Lov’em straight off the vine, though they’re mighty fine tossed with olive oil, garlic, and fettucine.

  2. These look absolutely mouthwatering. They also look like the tomatoes I remeber when we were growing up. No wonder the food tasted so good then-fresh veggies, real butter, home made breads and biscuts. But you didn’t gain weight cause you had to work for it, even if you were one of the little ones.

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